Beach Sunset at Corcovado National Park
Beach Sunset at Corcovado National Park

The Costa Rican government takes protecting the environment very seriously. After all, the rainforests that cover much of this small Central American country are home to approximately 5 percent of the world's biodiversity, so it's important that the delicate balance of nature be preserved for future generations. Visitors spending time in Costa Rica can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of this tropical paradise on eco-tourism excursions, and there's no better place to go wild in Costa Rica than the Osa Peninsula in Puntarenas.

Hiker sitting on rock in river at Corcovado National Park
Hiker sitting on rock in river at Corcovado National Park

Explore another world: The Osa Peninsula

The Osa Peninsula is one of the most naturally diverse regions in Costa Rica. Featuring lush jungles, pristine beaches and verdant rolling hills, the Osa Peninsula is the perfect destination for tourists who want to get away from it all and experience the tropical splendor of Costa Rica. Much of the peninsula is covered by Corcovado National Park, a broad swath of rainforest that boasts some of the most exotic wildlife in the country. Exploring this rugged national park is like setting foot on another world, and there are many ways for you to enjoy everything that this wildlife sanctuary has to offer.

Canopy tours are an ideal way for adventurous tourists to get back to nature and experience the majesty of the Costa Rican rainforest firsthand. Platforms are suspended high above the ground in the upper boughs of the trees, and you can see the spectacular natural beauty of the rainforest as the birds do by traveling between platforms on special zip lines. As you speed from one deck to the next, you'll soar above raging rivers, tranquil lagoons and dense jungles, providing you with a unique way to see the natural beauty of this stunning national park.

Flying Spider Monkey
Flying Spider Monkey

Sustainable accommodation in the Osa

You don't need to venture far from the rainforest to enjoy a little luxury on your eco-tourism getaway. Many of the lodges in the Osa Peninsula take conservation and environmental sustainability just as seriously as the rangers who protect the park.

Throughout the Osa Peninsula, you'll find luxury retreats constructed using natural materials to minimize the impact of the tourism sector on the environment, but these resorts don't compromise on comfort, either. Imaging relaxing in a hammock amid the trees after a long day's hike through the rainforest, or falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle in the comfort of a private bamboo cabina - sounds tempting, doesn't it? Well, at one of the luxury eco-tourism resorts scattered throughout the Osa Peninsula, this is exactly the kind of experience you can expect.

With a White Tip Reef shark
With a White Tip Reef shark